Comic-Con 2023: surviving the IDW whirlwind without getting comic shock (event news).

Good day, sci-fi fanatics and comic connoisseurs! As ever, we at SFcrowsnest are here to help you navigate the labyrinthine world of geekdom. Today’s topic? The upcoming Comic-Con International: San Diego, and IDW Publishing’s chock-full lineup of delights.

Picture this: You’re making your way to booth #2729. Why? You’ve heard whispers of IDW’s hidden treasures. But wait, what’s that you see? An overwhelming array of exclusive variant covers, a parade of comic creators ready to sign your prized possessions, and a horde of fellow fans, all just as excited (and bewildered) as you are.

Now, IDW’s schedule may read like a laundry list of ways to make fans hyperventilate, but fear not, intrepid reader. Here’s a handy guide to surviving the IDW whirlwind at Comic-Con without succumbing to comic shock.

On Thursday, they’re kicking things off with a Star Trek panel – it’s going to be bigger and bloodier than ever (no red shirts necessary). Then, we’ve got signing sessions with creators from Dungeons & Dragons, TMNT, and Star Trek, with a dash of Godzilla for added mayhem. Just another typical Thursday in the IDW universe.

Friday’s all about IDW’s future plans and a signing session for “Dark Spaces: Good Deeds.” Remember to take a breath, maybe grab some convention center grub. Trust us, you’ll need the energy.

As Saturday rolls around, prepare for Turtlemania! And if you’re more of a bibliophile, you can check out the IDW Artist’s Edition Panel – an art-lover’s dream come true. Not to forget, the signing sessions, including one with the creators of Cosmoknights and TMNT: The Last Ronin.

And finally, Sunday. Not just any Sunday, but Sonic the Hedgehog Sunday! Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled panel celebrating Sonic’s 900th adventure. Oh, and don’t miss the My Little Pony: 40th Anniversary signing if you fancy a throwback to more innocent, rainbow-filled days.

IDW at Comic-Con is like stepping into a comic book tornado – a swirling mass of panels, signings, and fellow fans. But, like any hero in a half-shell, Sonic speedster, or starship captain, with your SFcrowsnest guide in hand, you’re more than ready for the adventure. See you on the convention floor, comrades!


Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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